Piscataway Nation and Tayac Territory

Welcome to the Piscataway Nation and Tayac Territory Web Site! This page is dedicated to the Piscataway ancestors and the generations yet to come. Here, you can learn our history, our culture, and look through ourĀ ArchiveĀ for historic documentation, information and photos.

Historian Gabrielle Tayac, a Piscataway Indian who works for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, assesses the impact of the Jamestown settlement on North America’s Native American population.Four hundred years ago in the land that we now know as Virginia, a foreign force catastrophically and irrevocably changed the lives of thousands of people who had been living on American soil since time immemorial. The foreigners spoke English, and they established the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown in 1607.